Adult Antiretroviral Therapy Onsite Mentoring in Correctional Settings

Course description

Course name
Adult Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Onsite Mentoring in Correctional settings
Main Learning Objectives

 

  • Learn basic patient evaluation techniques, how to select appropriate ART regimen, and prepare for treatment in accordance with relevant national and WHO protocols;
  • Apply knowledge about ART management to practical situations;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of issues and rationale for standardized ARV regimens in keeping with relevant national and WHO protocols;
  • Provide effective counseling of inmates in correctional settings;
  • Learn about adherence monitoring with special emphasis on prison inmates;
  • Apply knowledge about ART management to practical situations;
  • Use multidisciplinary approach and provide needed referrals to the civilian sector physicians after release.
Key Topics

 

Mentoring includes the initial review of the selected patients for ART according to the criteria for starting ART, preparation for treatment, patient counseling in correctional settings, basic evaluation of patients, selection of the ART regimen, monitoring of the treatment, support for the treatment. Faculty and care teams also review the side effects and regimen change, and maintaining adherence and psychosocial counseling in correctional settings. During the visit, the mentors facilitate the working group meetings of the teams to discuss lessons learned, challenges and limitations of providing ART in correctional settings. Mentors evaluate practical skills development and demonstrate problem-solving skills.
Key Teaching Documents and Materials provided Faculty and trainees use the training materials provided during didactical/clinical training course.
Teaching Methods Small group discussion, case study, patient examination and counseling, bed-side training.
Target Audience Physicians (general practitioners), nurses and social workers or psychologist if available from correctional settings who already attended in “Initiation of ART” training course. Maximum class size: 18-24 people.
Faculty Multidisciplinary, international and national.
Duration 2 days mentoring at each correctional site.